Louis-Antoine Luyt - El Mismo Pais 2021 1L (12.2% ABV)

Louis-Antoine Luyt - El Mismo Pais 2021 1L (12.2% ABV)

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100% Pais (Mission)

Maule Valley, Chile

This is Luis-Antoine's Chilean take on Beaujolais Nouveau

Pais (the grape also known as Mission, not generally used to make quality wine) is
named after a specific vineyard parcel or “lieu-dit”, each with its
own soil composition, exposition, elevation and micro-climates. Chile
escaped phylloxera, so the vines are very old and still on their
original rootstock.

- some carbonic maceration, a quick press and fermentation, then bottled in a 1 liter
happy jug for early enjoyment. The soil in Maule Valley in Chile always has some degree of volcanic origin, flinty, rocky backbone is present on the nose.  

But the overall package is light and frothy, bright, slightly tart red fruit,
soft tannins, a nice savory herbaceous sage notes, perfect all-around chill-able red.

from David Bowler wine:

"100% País. From a two-hectare site of sandy, decomposed granite soils in the Maule region, Chile. The vines are farmed organically, not irrigated at all and harvested by hand. Half of the bunches are left whole and carbonically macerated; the other half are destemmed and fermented spontaneously. The two vinification lots are blended and the wine pressed and bottled within a month, with no filtration and only 1-2 grams/liter of sulfur, in liter bottles (it is not a pipeño because this farmer-grown wine is not farmer-made). The result is a light red or dark rosé, depending on how you look at it, and does well with a light chill. "

300 year old ungrafted vines! An intriguing lighter bodied red for fans of Gamay.